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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by docroy, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. docroy

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    Hello Sirs,

    I'm a newbie here in the forum so as in the hobby of shooting. I bought a glock 22 last 2007. I'm very satisfied with it for it was my dream gun. Lately, i was advised to invest on a after market barrel like KKM or lonewolf so i could shoot leads with my glock. My question is can i hand carry a barrel from US? Would that be safe even if it's just a single Barrel for personal use and not for commercial purposes? Suppliers here are selling it for double the price from the original price it's being offered in the states. Also, nobody here is selling a threaded barrel. If you have any info regarding these matters kindly text me at 09178849311. Thanks!
     
  2. boholglock

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    Save yourself the hassle/risks.

    NEVER DO whatever you're planning.

    You or whoever is hand carrying your barrel could end up in jail.
     

  3. docroy

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    Thanks a lot for that worhty advice. I'l take your word for it. Anyhow do you know where i could get what i'm looking for here locally so as to save me from that hassles/risks you've mentioned? Thanks again:cool::cool:
     
  4. vega

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    So that we be clear on the matter, carrying out on your person might be a problem but if you put it on your check in luggage is ok. Barrel is just a part here in the US and it is not controlled. It is the frame which is controlled.

    Once your barrel reached Philippines' soil, you have now in your possession is what the Phil law considered a firearm which could land you in jail with a hefty fine.

    Paying twice the price is probably more worth it. Hey I shoot lead in my G22 and can sleep well at night. Do a search on the matter and you will see a lot of owners shooting lead thru the barrel.
     
  5. ess45

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    Buy a reloader instead.

    And yes, I use lead on my G22 with stock barrel.
     
  6. St. Croix

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    i asked a smith once if its possible if i could just bring the slide to have sights installed. i was told that even separate parts, e.g. slide, frame or barrel would still be treated as a complete firearm and that ptc/ptt would still be required which i did not have at the time. i didnt bother to risk it.
     
  7. markieboy

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    Agree 100%. When you leave the States, a gun barrel is considered a part. Once you arrive in the Philippines, that same barrel is considered a firearm.

    Many would just advise you to purchase a barrel in the Philippines.
     
  8. bulm540

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    TSA will confiscate the barrel and they may throw in Jail and blacklist you. They will probably do a cavity check and see if you the other firearm parts.
     
  9. Kaiser Soze

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    :goodpost:

    He's absolutely right. Save yourself the hassle and just buy a barrel at Trust Trade, or Twin Pines.
     
  10. astig007

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    had a schuemann barrel brought home for me inside a checked-in luggage last year. had the barrel delivered to florida from speed shooters. though it won't be repeated again due to the constant fear during the flight.
     
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    my friendss g22 shot almost 7000 rounds oure reload, his unit never shot a afctory FMJ since...
     
  13. PMMA97

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    Even the Philippine customs declaration form specifically prohibits firearms and parts.
     
  14. BrassKnuckle

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    Just a bit of trivia on why barrels are considered complete firearms in the Phils... It was not always that way but a lot of people caught with "sumpaks" were getting away on technicalities because they were basically just barrels. Hence the change in the law to what it is today.

    Just buy the barrel in-country and treat the price difference as an insurance premium guaranteeing that you will not wind up in trouble.
     
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    quote from a friend, when doing someting make sure your on the legal side bro..:whistling:
     
  16. docroy

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    oh gee! I'm so glad to hear a lot of advice esp from the senior members. Thank you guys! I'm very well-guided now with regard to that issue.:embarassed:

    Can anyone here direct me to a good gunsmith for my M1 carbine? There seems to be a problem re feeding of the bullet to the barrel causing it to jam. Thanks again everybody!:cool::cool:
     
  17. BrassKnuckle

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    It might just be a worn feed lip on the magazine. Did you use it with new magazines?
     
  18. isuzu

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    Some locally-made ammo are also the culprit of jams aside from magazines. Not enough pressure to fully retract the bolt. Try Poongsan, WCC, American Eagle, Remington-UMC.
     
  19. paltiq

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    let us not forget to tell docroy about the BRASS issues... how many times is it safe to use on a factory G22 barrel... is it safe to use a brass that is already 10x reloaded? i believe it is not the only LEAD....but especially the worn out brass issues... (filipino shooter culture..."use the brass till it cracks;-)"
     
  20. docroy

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    Thanks BrassKnuckle! I have 7 magazines but they are all old. Can it still be repaired or polished so i could use it still? Or buy a new one? Where?:embarassed:

    To Isuzu, thanks for the suggestion for the ammo. But where can i get those?:embarassed:

    I totally agree with you Paltiq. Filipino culture dictates that we use things to exhaustion thereby jeopardizing our safety at times or i should say...most of the times:supergrin:

    Thank you guys!